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Five Core Metrics: The Intelligence Behind Successful Software Management by Lawrence H. Putnam, Ware Myers

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Chapter 22. Motivating Participants in the Software Development Process

The participants in the software development process tend to be highly motivated—or at least they start out that way. Some studied software engineering or computer science in college. Some majored in other areas but have gravitated to software development because it interested them. Once in the field, they find it interesting. What they turn out, software to run the world, has for many years been a center of attention. For this work, they have gained psychic rewards and economic emoluments, sometimes high, but seldom stingy.

Similarly, the several levels of supervision and management over the software development process are also highly motivated, in part by the same factors ...

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